First certified EHR products named

by Brendon Nafziger, DOTmed News Associate Editor | October 05, 2010
Doctors shopping around for electronic health record systems that will help them qualify for "meaningful use" incentives next year now have some guidance.

Two of the organizations tasked with certifying the products released the names of 36 products certified to help doctors meet some of the "meaningful use" criteria and therefore become eligible for stimulus bill payments beginning next year.

The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology, one of three ONC-Authorized Testing and Certification Bodies, said Friday it had certified 33 products, 19 of which were "complete" EHR products that meet all 2011/2012 meaningful use criteria, and 14 of which were EHR Modules, meaning they meet one or more, but not all, criteria.

Companies with fully certified products include heavy-hitters like GE Healthcare, Epic Systems Corporation and Allscripts, as well as smaller businesses like NeoDeck Software and gloStream, whose EHR runs on a Microsoft Office-based platform.

The Drummond Group Inc., another ONC-ATB, said it had certified three products, according to a posting on the Office of the National Coordinator's website. These include Paradigm from QRS, Inc.; ifa EMR from ifa united I-tech Inc.; and ChartLogic EMR from Chartlogic Inc.